I just told Vince . . let’s pack our stuff (but I didn’t say “stuff”) and get out of here before dark! I meant . . move to MO and never come back.
When I was fixing our late lunch/dinner, I started hearing a buzzing sound in the kitchen. I listened to the fridge, the dishwasher . . all the electrical appliances. Couldn’t figure it out so I called Vince to come listen. He thought it might be a breaker so he flipped off all the breakers. The buzzing stopped. He called the electrician and told him we have a bad breaker . . can you come check it out.
I was thinking . . of course it stopped when you flipped the breakers — the power to everything was off!
We’ve been sitting in the living room for a couple of hours and I told him . . something is starting to smell weird and it’s making me nervous. He got up and walked towards the kitchen and said “It smells electrical.” I unplugged the pressure cookers, the toaster, the mixer, the coffee pot, the steamer – every single small thing. I happened to stop by the stove and I said “I think the sound is coming from here!” Vince noticed the button for the stove vent hood was kinda between on and off. He flipped it over to “on” and it didn’t come on but the light on the vent hood still worked. I climbed up on my stool to reach the cabinet above the vent hood and when I opened, it . . that’s where the smell was coming from. It was a big, honking plug and I wasn’t going to touch it. I didn’t want to get electrocuted! So Vince climbed up and unplugged it. The buzzing stopped!
Looks like we’ll be buying a new vent hood! That’s better than a lot of things it could have been. Vince can replace that so at least it won’t be expensive. Now we can call the electrician and tell him we don’t need him.
Go ahead and tell me your vent hood is 50 years old and still working. We put this one in when we bought the house because there was a microwave over the stove and I do not like a microwave over the stove.
We sat down and were laughing about it. Vince said “Well, they say things come in threes so hopefully that’s the last thing to go wrong.” I said “Except that was about #15 for the past 30 days. We’re definitely due for things to stop breaking around here. Every time I turn something on – washer, dryer, a/c . . I hold my breath til I see if it’s going to work.